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West Virginia Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in West Virginia?

For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of West Virginia, there are specific license renewal requirements that the West Virginia Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs and APRNs.
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CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses

Every three years, the West Virginia Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:

  • 12 contact hours for RN license renewal
  • 24 contact hours for LPN license renewal
  • 24 contact hours total: 12 hours in pharmacotherapeutics and 12 hours of clinical management practice for APRN license renewal

An additional 15 hours in pharmacology is required if you have prescriptive authority.

Mandated State Courses

To renew your West Virginia nursing license, you will need to complete continuing education in following topics:

1 contact hour on Best-Practice Prescribing and Drug Diversion Training for West Virginia Nurses (1 Hour) - annually after the initial 3 hour requirement was fulfilled.

3 contact hours on Best-Practice Prescribing and Drug Diversion Training for West Virginia Nurses (3 Hours) - initial requirement.


2 contact hours on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans:

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for West Virginia Nurses: Mental Health Conditions Common to Veterans

Suicide Risk and Prevention among Veterans for West Virginia Nurses: Mental Health Conditions Common to Veterans and their Family Members

License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

West Virginia RN licenses expire annually on October 31.


Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

West Virginia LPN licenses expire annually on June 30.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

West Virginia APRN licenses expire annually on October 31.


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West Virginia nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.

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